MyPlace Hires Airbnb Executive Zifkin as President and COO

United States: MyPlace, a social network platform which connects friends to share their homes with each other, announced the hiring of former Airbnb executive Aaron Zifkin as president and chief operating officer [COO].

Zifkin brings extensive leadership experience in the sharing economy to his new role at MyPlace, having most recently served as Managing Director of Lyft in Canada and Regional Director of the Americas at Airbnb.

In the new role, Zifkin’s priority will be to effectively expand MyPlace’s mission to help people share their homes with friends and communities around the world.

After raised $5.8 million in seed funding in MarchMyPlace is focusing on its global launch.

MyPlace CEO Zach Bell said, “As a leader in the growth of the sharing economy over the past decade, Aaron was a natural addition to our leadership team. His experience across some of the most important companies of the 21st century aligns perfectly with our mission – to help people share more with their friends.

“We look forward to working with Aaron to help friends connect, share and have more together,” he added.

With a running beta community of over 5,000 community members and planning to launch the next version of their app this summer, MyPlace aims to help people get around and experience the world in new ways. Startup members share homes in more than 150 cities around the world, with growing communities in New York, Los Angeles, Lisbon, Mexico City, Miami and beyond.

Zifkin said, “I’m so inspired by MyPlace’s mission to enable amazing travel experiences by sharing your friends’ homes around the world. Their rapid growth is a testament to what happens when you can unlock the trust that only exists between friends.

“The world needs human connection more than ever, and MyPlace is delivering on it with the promise of a true sharing economy,” he added.

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